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PAT TESTING: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!

Megger PAT testerIt would be easy to see the new code of practice as bad news for those who provide PAT testing services, but it isn’t necessarily so, says Simon Wood of Megger.

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Putting the Intelligence into Intelligent Buildings with KNX

Whether you are designing a whole new building or refurbishment, or starting with a single floor or department, KNX makes sense, argues Stephen Payne, KNX Systems Manager for Theben’s UK subsidiary, Timeguard Ltd.

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ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 – a new wireless standard

Compared to wired systems, wireless offers far greater flexibility and convenience in home and building automation, as well as in industrial installations. However, choosing the right wireless radio system is a challenge in a competitive market which offers a variety of different products, based on diverse wireless protocols, from a wide range of manufacturers.

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Energy Recovery – medium or high efficiency heat exchangers?

With emission rates and energy performance the watchwords of the commercial building industry, Emmanuel Guibal, Product and Market Development Director at Fläkt Woods, explains how differences in ventilation products can affect performance.

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Continuity Counts! Says Megger

MFT1730 TesterFor most electrical contractors, continuity testing is such a simple and basic test that it hardly counts when they’re making a decision about which test set to buy. That’s a big mistake, says Simon Wood of Megger, who explains how having the right continuity test features makes an instrument more convenient to use and saves a lot of valuable testing time.

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KNX Here, Now and Everywhere

Whether you are designing or a whole new building or refurbishment, or starting with a single floor or department, KNX makes sense, argues Stephen Payne, KNX Systems Manager for Theben’s UK subsidiary, Timeguard Ltd.

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UNDER CONTROL

Kenny Berrie, technical manager at diesel generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle, discusses the complex control systems that the company has designed for New South Glasgow Hospital, the largest ever standby Power installation in Scotland.

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Controlling the Future

Stephen Payne, is the face of Theben AG in the UK and a passionate advocate of open protocol systems as the way forward, if we are to achieve real energy and cost savings.  

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Marrying Style with Sustainability: The Rise of the Green Hotel

Figures show that just 25% of the total costs in the lifecycle of a hotel are for the concept, design and construction, compared with 75% for its operation. It’s therefore not surprising that the sector is increasingly looking at ways to improve the operational efficiency of its properties and reducing energy consumption should be a central part of this strategy.

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Smart Thinking and Home Automation with Legrand

Legrand Arteor MMPWiring devices are part and parcel of any new development’s interior style, but today’s manufacturer doesn’t just need to contend with aesthetic demands – they also have to be smart in their thinking.

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